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[whatwg] Conformance requirements on conformance checkers

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 21:03:47 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603102103000.315@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> I'd prefer something like this: Conformance checkers must report at 
> least one parse error condition to the user if one or more parse error 
> conditions exist in the document and must not report parse error 
> conditions if none exist in the document. Conformance checkers may 
> report more than one parse error condition if more than one parse error 
> conditions exist in the document. Conformance checkers are not required 
> to recover from parse errors (not even easy parse errors).

Used that verbatim. I'm a little uncomfortable not saying that conformance 
checkers must use the error handling rules if they report more than one 
error, but I guess since they can only report real parse errors, it 
doesn't really matter. 

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